The Bar Council essay prize winners
Congratulations to the prize winners of The Bar Council Law Reform Essay Prize and especially to the following who are members of Gray’s Inn: Josephine Teale (Winner), Lucy McCann, Edward Mordaunt and Katie Ratcliffe!
The essay competition is open each year to pupils and students for a 3,000-word essay proposing a desirable, practical and useful law reform.
- Winner: Josephine Teale - "Myths, Misconceptions and #MeToo: Expert Evidence in Historic Sexual Offence Trials" (PDF)
- Runner-up: Amy Woolfson - "Not a silver bullet... but a bullet nonetheless: Ending the ban on the use of intercept material in criminal proceedings" (PDF)
- Best CPE/GDL entry: Lucy McCann - "A case for extending the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to private companies delivering public services through government contracts" (PDF)
- Runner-up CPE/GDL entry: Edward Mordaunt - "Quamdiu bene se gesserint: Reforming The Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993" (PDF)
- Highly commended: Katie Ratcliffe - "'Who wants to live forever?' Determining the future of online social accounts in intestacy" (PDF)
- Highly commended: Christopher Eames - "Taxing Tech: Bringing Permanent Establishment into the 21st Century" (PDF)